The JANOME My Excel 18W LE sewing machine is equipped with all the functions needed for practical sewing. Create what you want with superb results. The detachable sewing table lifts easily out of the way to reveal the free arm - so handy for cuffs and sleeves. The jam-proof, magnetic, top-loading full rotary hook system eliminates bobbin case for convenient bobbin insertion, removal and cleaning. Thread is visible below the see-through slide plate.